Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association to go separate ways


A formal affiliation between the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and Solar Trade Association (STA) is to end on 1 January 2015.

The two associations became affiliated in March 2011 when STA merged with REA’s Solar Power Group and relaunched with representation of both the solar heating and solar power industries.


REA chairman Martin Wright said: “Solar heating and power are vitally important technologies, with the potential to reduce energy costs for UK households and businesses. Our members want us to strengthen our offer for these important technologies.

“This is what we’re going to do, by building on the excellent capacity in our existing On-site and Renewable Power sector groups. We will continue to apply our unparalleled policy expertise and strong relations with the Government to the goal of securing a bright future for UK solar energy.

“I’m very proud of the achievements we have secured together these past three and a half years and very grateful to the STA staff and membership for their vital work. I wish the STA every success for the future.”